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Read about the business success stories that have benefited from having a Business Mentor

Papillon Design and Landscaping

Not only has Angelique Robb swapped her native Louisiana for Aberdeenshire, but ten years ago she changed from employee to entrepreneur and changed her business from oil and gas to bespoke garden design and landscaping. Papillon Design and Landscaping is a high-end garden transformation business, mainly serving well-heeled residential clients. The company charges between around £20,000 and £100,000 to conceptualise, design and project manage the landscaping and planting of (mainly) Aberdeenshire gardens, and are now [...]

Envirocentre Ltd

Headquartered in Glasgow, with offices in Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh Envirocentre is a leading Scottish environmental consultancy. It employs 50 people with gross annual sales of around £3.25 million. The company has grown in response to the demand for private housing development and national infrastructure projects to conduct preliminary environmental surveys and remediation work, often in partnership with bodies such as SNH and SEPA. Envirocentre services compromise ecology, water, hydrology and drainage consultancy, environmental assessment [...]

MacDuff 1890

It takes state-of-the-art business processes and marketing techniques to sell a traditional Scottish food product these days which is why Andrew Duff turned to the Scottish Business Mentoring. The fourth generation of his family to go into the premium Scotch beef and lamb wholesale business founded in 1890, Andrew (29) is described by his mentor Alan Burnett as “a very intelligent young guy with lots of energy who’d succeed in anything he turned his hand [...]

Digital Impact

Will Craig, founder of Digital Impact, was looking for answers from someone who had first-hand experience in making a good business better and bigger. At the time Digital Impact, a Glasgow-based web development and marketing agency, had six staff, and an annual turnover of £200,000. Will wanted to at least double that figure, getting it to the stage where it employed 30-40 people.  Answers on how to get there were hard to come by. “Of [...]

Testimonials

“On a personal level, mentoring gives you the confidence to grow as a person. Our mentors have always acted as a sounding board which is a massive benefit when making tough decisions. The service is great because the mentors give guidance and support but the answers lie with us, the business owners. When my business went through Mentoring, we increased our turnover and went from 6 employees to 20.”
Dianne Drummond, Director, B-Dacs
“Business mentoring made the most difference to our business and growth. Our turnover increased threefold, with near similar increases in employment. Our mentor made a positive impact, especially on our outlook and on the shape of our business growth.”
Michael McGhee, Partner, Neo Environmental
“My turnover and profits have increased substantially and I would recommend mentoring without a shadow of a doubt. After each meeting with my mentor, I was like a wind up bunny and I’d go off and get things done! Not only did mentoring help me to increase my profit margins, it re-instilled my passion for the business.”
Susan Anderson, Creative Director, Eikon Design

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Clovery Woods of Rest

Like a lot of the mentors on the Scottish Business Mentoring, Anne Iravani is unwilling to see the accumulated wisdom of an international business career go unused. When an old friend sought advice on her [...]

Papillon Design and Landscaping

Not only has Angelique Robb swapped her native Louisiana for Aberdeenshire, but ten years ago she changed from employee to entrepreneur and changed her business from oil and gas to bespoke garden design and landscaping. [...]

Envirocentre Ltd

Headquartered in Glasgow, with offices in Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh Envirocentre is a leading Scottish environmental consultancy. It employs 50 people with gross annual sales of around £3.25 million. The company has grown in response [...]